Polish Briefing 1 October, 2018 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: Will Poland buy gas from Russia after 2022? Official denial of Interfax reports

What goes on in Poland on the 1st of October.

Poland will buy gas from Russia after 2022? Official denial of Interfax reports

The Interfax agency quotes the statement of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Russia, Włodzimierz Marciniak, who was to say that his country does not intend to abandon completely the supply of Russian gas after the completion of the agreement with Gazprom in 2022. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied these reports.

– We do not intend to abandon Russian gas supplies at all, but we want Russia to sell it as cheaply as possible and that is why our country diversifies its sources of supply – Interfax quotes the Ambassador. Meanwhile, at the beginning of September, the CEO of PGNiG Piotr Woźniak declared that the aim of diversification with the use of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline is to “replace” supplies from Russia with a raw material from Norway.

– Please be advised that the statement by Ambassador Włodzimierz Marciniak, quoted by the Russian agency INTERFAX, did not take place – commented the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. In the past, the Russian media have already manipulated the statement of the foreign minister, as informed by

ME: Fuel quality control regulations signed by the minister

– We already have a law and the necessary regulations regarding the amended act on the system of monitoring and controlling fuel quality – said Grzegorz Tobiszowski, secretary of state in the Ministry of Energy and the Government Plenipotentiary for the restructuring of hard coal mining during the Congress of New Industry Expo in Katowice.

Deputy Minister Tobiszowski revealed that the energy minister, Krzysztof Tchórzewski, signed yesterday the regulation necessary to take appropriate actions in the mining sector. – It is not like it is often said that we do not fight low emissions. The law and regulation are an example of this – he said.

Regulations define, among others coal parameters, which will be able to be sold on the market – the permissible content of sulfur, ash, moisture, calorific value and grain size has been specified.